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Bruce Yardley appointed Chief Geologist

Bruce Yardley (Leeds University) has been appointed Chief Geologist by The Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Chartership news

Chartership Officer Bill Gaskarth reports on a projected new logo for use by CGeols, advice on applications and company training schemes

Climate Change Statement Addendum

The Society has published an addendum to 'Climate Change: Evidence from the Geological Record' (November 2010) taking account of new research

Cracking up in Lincolnshire

Oliver Pritchard, Stephen Hallett, and Timothy Farewell consider the role of soil science in maintaining the British 'evolved road'

Critical metals

Kathryn Goodenough* on a Society-sponsored hunt for the rare metals that underpin new technologies

Déja vu all over again

As Nina Morgan Discovers, the debate over HS2 is nothing new...

Done proud

Ted Nield hails the new refurbished Council Room as evidence that the Society is growing up

Earth Science Week 2014

Fellows - renew, vote for Council, and volunteer for Earth Science Week 2014!  Also - who is honoured in the Society's Awards and Medals 2014.

Fookes celebrated

Peter Fookes (Imperial College, London) celebrated at Society event in honour of Engineering Group Working Parties and their reports

Geology - poor relation?

When are University Earth Science departments going to shed their outmoded obsession with maths, physics and chemistry?

Nancy Tupholme

Nancy Tupholme, Librarian of the Society and the Royal Society, has died, reports Wendy Cawthorne.

Power, splendour and high camp

Ted Nield reviews the refurbishment of the Council Room, Burlington House

The Sir Archibald Geikie Archive at Haslemere Educational Museum

You can help the Haslemere Educational Museum to identify subjects in Sir Archibald Geikie's amazing field notebook sketches, writes John Betterton.

Top bananas

Who are the top 100 UK practising scientists?  The Science Council knows...

March 2015
This month's issue
Volume 25 No 2 01 March 2015

Neutrons for geology

The humble neutron is becoming a valuable tool to model the internal workings of our planet, says Martin Dove*.


Elections to Council 2015 - 16

How to cast your vote in the 2015 elections for Council, and President-designate.

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Diversity Monitoring

The Society is now monitoring the diversity of its Fellowship.  Find out how you can help.

Founders Day Bubbles

Burma's rising star

Nick Gardiner on tin-tungsten mineralisation in Burma, where mining is all set to make a comeback.

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Latest articles
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Understanding Geology Through Maps

'Geological Map Interpretation' would be an alt...


Footsteps through Time: The Rocks and Landscape of Anglesey Explained

Anglesey is a geological treasure island with a...


Plate Tectonics - a very short introduction

The story of how Alfred Wegener’s controversial...

Robertson review

Geological Development of Anatolia and the Easternmost Mediterranean Region

This special edition presents a comprehensive c...



Fellows of the Society are strongly encouraged to log in to the Fellows Area of this website and cast their votes for President Designate and Council.

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Policy Update

Florence Bullough reviews the Society's recent policy-related activities.

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Fellowship renewals

Renew now – or face being struck off, writes Dawne Riddle.

Edmund Nickless

Edmund Nickless to retire

The Executive Secretary has announced his intention to retire in September after 18 years.

Awards Nominations

Society Awards 2015

The Society is delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 Awards.


Diversity in the Geological Society

Tricia Henton hails the signing of the Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

2015 Book Reviews Online

Read book reviews that have been received in 2015.

Book Reviews

Disaster Deferred - a new view of Earthquake Hazards in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. (2012) by Seth Stein

Geoscientist has a number of books available for Fellows to review. We also invite publishers to send us books to be reviewed.